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Stars reign supreme on a record-breaking night

20 January 2022

The Melbourne Stars have finished their BBL|11 campaign with a bang, celebrating Glenn Maxwell’s 100th Big Bash League appearance with a mighty impressive 106 run win.

THE RESULT

After losing the toss and being sent into bat by Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade, the Stars came out firing.

Openers Joe Clarke and Glenn Maxwell, playing his 100th BBL match, were taking no prisoners early, blasting their way to 0/63 after the powerplay.

A 97-run partnership came to an end, when Clarke (35 runs off 18 balls) holed out to long on off the bowling of Canes youngster Josh Kann.

Maxwell continued bludgeoning the young and inexperienced Hurricanes bowling brigade, taking the power surge at the beginning of the eleventh over.


The Stars accumulated 28 runs in the surge but lost Nick Larkin, opening the door for Marcus Stoinis to enter the game.

Stoinis joined in on Maxwell’s brutal display of power hitting, flying to a tremendous score of 75* off 31 himself, including six maximums.

The Stars continued soaring, posting the highest ever BBL score by any team, posting 2/273.

The Stars are the only team since the BBL began to score more than 250 in a single innings.

Chasing an almighty total, breakout star Brody Couch (3/30) cashed in early, dismissing Caleb Jewell in the third over.

With no Adam Zampa or Qais Ahmad playing, Tom O’Connell and Clint Hinchliffe took up the role as the team’s spinners, taking figures of 1/32 and 1/35.

Ben McDermott (55 off 33) tried valiantly for the Hurricanes, posting his third half-century of the tournament.

The Stars elite batting performance proved too much for the Hurricanes running away with a 106 run win.

THE PLAYER

Glenn Maxwell backed up his man-of-the-match performance from Sunday night with another trademark swashbuckling innings.

The Australian superstar battered the Hurricanes bowlers to all parts of the ground on his way to a record-breaking 154* off 64 balls, reaching his century off just 41 balls, the second fastest in the history of the competition.

Maxwell’s masterclass included a whopping 22 fours and another four sixes, taking a significant liking to the Hurricanes spinners in particular.

Maxwell’s innings is now the highest ever in the BBL, surpassing Stoinis’ score of 147* back in BBL|09.

It brings his tally to 468 runs for BBL|11 with his maiden two BBL centuries a highlight of his season.

THE MOMENT

Glenn Maxwell became just the sixth player in history to reach 100 Big Bash League matches.

The Stars captain is one of the competition’s most decorated players ever, having recorded over 2650 career runs and 300 boundaries across his career.

He’s the Stars all-time leading run scorer and the third highest run scorer of any player in the competition.

Over his career, Maxwell has proven to be more than handy with the ball too, taking 37 wickets throughout his career, whilst also becoming one of the country’s best fielders.